F1 22: Adopts recent track changes – New Barcelona gameplay
As announced by developer Codemasters and publisher Electronic Arts, F1 22 also adopts the changes that have been made to several tracks in the current Formula 1 racing calendar.
This affects the courses in Spain, Australia and Abu Dhabi, which are intended to promote greater competition.
Preparation for the race in Spain
To illustrate this, you can see a lap on the track in Barcelona below.
The Spanish Grand Prix is taking place today and here is a hot lap in F1 22 from the perspective of Fernando Alonso at BTW Alpine:
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The route updates in detail
Below are all the details on the adjustments to each course in F1 22.
- There is a new layout at Turn 10 to match the postponed 2021 race.
- Turns 10 through 14 have had their off-track areas revised and there are several on-track “sausage” kerbs.
- The Albert Park circuit has been reshaped using lidar data and now has more detailed elevation and camber. In the outdoor areas, the walls have been repositioned and the curbs replaced with new photogrammetry versions.
- The circuit has been changed in several ways: Turns 1, 3, 6, 8/9 (instead of the chicane), 11, 12 and 13 have been redesigned.
- Turn 5 at Yas Marina, where Verstappen passed Hamilton to secure the 2021 Formula One World Championship, has been altered by removing the chicane before the hairpin. The hairpin is also moved further forward, resulting in more spout.
- The Turn 9 chicane and the 90-degree corner are now a single corner, replacing Turns 11-14.
- Finally, turns 13-15 were rounded around the hotel to allow the cars to follow better.
F1 22 will be released on July 1, 2022 for Playstation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.